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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Six: Hellnight

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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Mod- Legend of Grimrock Receives Fan Remake of Dungeon Master

Legend of Grimrock recently received a sequel (Indie Retro News has covered it extensively) but that has not stopped fans from continuing to support the original title.  Fans have taken it upon themselves to create a mod for Legend of Grimrock featuring a faithful recreation of the classic Dungeon Master.  For those that do not know, Dungeon Master is a grid based, first person, role playing game that gives you a party of four adventurers and pits you against a dangerous dungeon.  For me, Dungeon Master was not my first exposure to this type of RPG, Alternate Reality: The Dungeon was.  Alternate Reality and Dungeon Master share a lot of attributes, mainly differing in number of controllable characters- AR only gave you one.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Five: Disaster Report

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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New Game: Gekido the Playstation Classic Coming to Modern Touch Devices

Gekido: Urban Fighters was a brawler from way back in the 32-Bit era (it hit the Playstation in 2000).  Due to when it was released, Gekido didn’t exactly enjoy stellar sales.  The original Gekido was a Streets of Rage style brawler where you took on multiple enemies in a 3D environment (think Fighting Force but actually good).  Now, NAPS, the developer behind Gekido, are planning on releasing a new version on “modern touch devices” sometime in 2015.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Four: Obscure

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Three: White Day

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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Kickstarter: Do It Yourself Portable Nintendo 64 Looking for Crowd Funding Support

Over the years we have seen just about every console released receive a portable edition (most have been stupidly expensive).  The main problem with these portable modified consoles is that they were usually created by an individual on a one at a time basis.  A recent Kickstarter project looks to change that by making the information, with equipment needed, available to backers to complete a Nintendo 64 portable on their own- sort of crowd-mass producing the units.  There are a couple of catches to this plan though, one you will have to pledge at least $200 and second, you will have to do the hard work yourself (or pay someone to do it for you).  That hasn’t stopped anyone from modifying their retro consoles in the past has it?

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New Game: Wings of Saint Nazaire Continues Development

Okay, who reading this is a fan of the classics such as the Wing Commander series or X-Wing or Descent Freespace?  Remember the fun of flying around huge ships, attacking and running like hell when things got too hot to handle?  Well, it has been quite a while since we have seen a game in this style which makes Wings of Saint Nazaire all the more interesting.  Wings is obviously a labor of love by people that not only know the classics but also cherish them.  The design choices are interesting, the game looks phenomenal and we can hardly wait to play the final version.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Two: Nocturne

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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Steam: Crystal Rift to Bring Dungeon Crawling to Steam if Greenlight Project is Successful

For a lot of people our coverage of first person dungeon crawling role playing games may be a little outside of the term “retro”.  The thing is, they are squarely in the retro theme, one of the oldest styles of role playing games was the dungeon crawler (Wizardry leading the way for instance).  Crystal Rift looks to bring this genre into the mainstream with some horror trappings replacing the constant stopping to battle creatures.  Crystal Rift puts you in a dungeon and pits you against that same dungeon which is just as formidable as any group of high level armored orcs ever could be.  Fans need to read on as Crystal Rift needs fans of this genre to show support.


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